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Address: Siuslaw National Forest, Highway 101, Florence, OR
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Challenging trail, but worth it

You'll want to take along water, wear long pants, and (probably) use sunblock for this hike. We took the northern end of the loop trail from the trailhead after hearing from... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
Doug S
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

You'll want to take along water, wear long pants, and (probably) use sunblock for this hike. We took the northern end of the loop trail from the trailhead after hearing from another hiker that the southern end had been taken over by dune. The north end winds by camping areas, crosses a road, and then heads to the beach through... More 

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Saint James, Minnesota
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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Great trails beautiful beach and scenery. Can't wait to process my videos and other photos. My grandson took my two son's and myself in his 4X4 Beast. Been long time since done anything like this.

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 14, 2016

Were only ones on the trail in late May. Got to end and had a huge beach along the Pacific ocean to ourselves. Saw sea lions in the waves. Dunes were incredible and a must see.

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Madera, California
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

You have never seen so much sand before.The beach seems to go on forever but that is what Oregon is known for. Great for picture taking.

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Reviewed April 2, 2016

We were out in fantastic sunny weather, but only took the short loop out to the dunes and a bit of a walk toward the beach. Stunning views of the sand and rain-water oases. Note that the trail to the right is the easier, and goes past a pretty wooded ponded. If your team is tired after playing on the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

1 hour loop was well marked, and mostly escapes the vehicular noise. 4-6 hours roundtrip to reach the beach.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2015

Beautiful place to visit and exciting for riding the trail s. Walking around the trails and by the river.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was a fun thing to do. I believe that it was a little over a half mile, one way, from the parking lot to the beach. There is plenty of parking available. Walking in the sand is a little tricky. At times, your feet can get buried in the sand dunes and it ends up being like work. Bring... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a relatively easy hike and was beautiful. The dunes are amazing and the sand is so fine it's like trudging through snow. The beach is wide open and tranquil. Not a lot of people on this trail until you get back to the trailhead. Worth the trek and plenty of parking.

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Reviewed July 12, 2015

great hike to some wonderful views in the awesome Southern Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area! Good safe parking, too

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